After some hiatus, I'm revamping this blog to note some of my favorite finds, wants, and desires. HICKOREE'S has some great stuff, but rarely falls into an affordable price bracket. These pants are an exception. Like Carhartt or other "blue collar" workwear, Earl's Stan Rat Pants are great. For my money, they're perfect: rugged, understated, cheap, and unusual among people my age. The fact that they're made in the USA is an extra incentive to invest.